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2015 Highlights

Frieze Masters returns, promising to be another outstanding year for quality and innovation

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Berwald Oriental Art/Alan Wheatley Art, Frieze Masters 2015
Photograph by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

Berwald Oriental Art/Alan Wheatley Art, Frieze Masters 2015

 

 

With leading curators working across the fair's feature sections and programming, the fourth edition offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover several thousand years of art from 131 leading galleries brought together in a bespoke structure designed by Annabelle Selldorf.

A new section, Collections, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, will include Japanese netsuke (Sydney Moss, London); a 40-piece display of Italian maiolica (Bazaart, London); and a collection of rare wooden Egyptian sculpture, including an exceptional large statue from the Fifth Dynasty (2500–2400 BC) (Sycomore Ancient Art, London).

Curated for the first time by Clara M Kim, Spotlight is dedicated to solo presentations of 20th-century art including pioneering Pop artists from Brazil and Japan—Wanda Pimentel (Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro) and Keiichi Tanaami (Nanzuka, Tokyo)—and global conceptualists such as Jess (Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco) and Ana Lupas (P420, Bologna).

The Sculpture Park, selected by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), and with free public access, features work from artists including: Richard Serra (Peter Freeman, New York), Anri Sala (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris & Marian Goodman Gallery, London), Seung-Taek Lee (Gallery Hyundai, Seoul), Carol Bove (David Zwirner, London), and a 11–14th century AD pre-Ekoi monolith from Western Africa (Didier Claes, Brussels).

Frieze Masters Talks is co-programmed by Jennifer Higgie (frieze and Frieze Masters magazine) and Jasper Sharp (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). Supported by Gucci, 2015 participants include artists Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ellen Gallagher, Michaël Borremans and Lawrence Weiner among others.

At Frieze Masters, visitors will find The Arts Club, Locanda Locatelli, Umu and GAIL’s Artisan Bakery.

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